Month: July 2018

Soul of 78- Lisa Allen

“I began working at Synovus at just 18 years old. My mother’s best friend, Lavoune Minor, encouraged me to apply for a part-time teller position. At the time I was cleaning the houses a few times a week and attending […]

On The Boardwalk

It’s the middle of July. Early afternoon. I’m in Ocean City, New Jersey. The sky is a clear cerulean blue. A perfect day to be on the Boardwalk. Down by the seeee-eea. I spot a van nearby with Action News […]

A Walk Through Time- John Kiker

Bettye Pennington met her friend John Kiker in 1967, the year she began teaching 6th grade at Memorial Park School. Kiker, the school principal, was highly regarded by all the teachers. “We really respected one another, and we were just […]


I’ve been watching a group of state representatives discuss the possibility of seceding from their country. Weary of oppression, tired of being treated like second-class citizens, they argue that it’s time to stop the madness. They’re fed up. They’re angry. […]

Soul of 78 – Mike Morton

“I’ve been at All Four Real Estate for 18 years now. Before that, I was the Special Education Director for the Jasper City School System. I had majored in psychology in college, and then was asked by the superintendent at […]

Soul of 78- Jennifer Sparks

“We’ve been in Jasper since August 2012, so we’re going on our sixth school year. We open every day around 1:00 for homeschool students, college students, adults going back to school or retaking the ACT, even nursing students – any […]

The Guard

As a freshman at Walker High School, Griff Redmill was a reedy, 145-pound kid. But an indomitable spirit and tireless work ethic carried him to the brink of the NFL. Now Redmill is excelling in his post-football life, using those […]

A Walk Through Time- Clarence White

Clarence White grew up in a large family in Selma, Alabama. A great athlete, White was a four-sport letterman at Selma High School. He later played end at Alabama State and was part of a national championship team. Mr. White […]